Peter Dinklage says Game of Thrones is coming to an end at the perfect time, a sentiment that many Thrones fanatics probably do not agree with. The actor who plays fan favorite Tyrion Lannister gave an interview to Variety where he explained why Season 8 is the right time to end the beloved fantasy TV show.
“It’s time,” Dinklage told Variety at the Sundance Film Festival. “Storywise, not just for all our lives. It’s the perfect time to end it. Sometimes shows stay on a little too long, the jumping-the-shark thing.” *cough The Walking Dead cough* “It’s bittersweet when it’s time to move on with everything,” the actor said. “It’s always the sad part of our business, because you get pockets of great people for short amounts of time and then you have to move on and it’s always heartbreaking. Especially when you’ve spent more than a couple months with people.”
Dinklage also gave a progress report about the final season of Game of Thrones. The GoT star told Variety that Season 8 is “about halfway” finished filming. “It’s the final season, and it’s a long one so we’re taking our time,” he added. Filming of the last Game of Thrones episode started in October of 2017. Based on the intel provided by Tyrion, that would mean that filming would wrap up in March or April. That’s a much sooner prediction than the late summer estimate that Ser Davos Seaworth actor Liam Cunningham and HBO president Casey Bloys said. No matter when actual filming is completed, there is still a lot of CGI dragons and battles that have to be added, so we’re still looking at a Season 8 release date in 2019. Until then, read this tiny, yet genius clue that foreshadows one of the biggest surprises on Game Of Thrones.